Another supermoon starts off 2018!

Let’s take a break from talking about cold and snow, and instead talk about some astronomy! The full moon on January first will be a supermoon! A supermoon means the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky. The reason it appears bigger and brighter is because the full moon coincides with the same day it reaches its perigree, the point in the moon’s elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth. The super moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter during this time, so if the moon looks bigger Monday, you know why! January is unique for 2018 year, as…